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At Ascential we offer a variety of Climbing and Mountaineering activities such as navigation and hill skills, intro to leading (Trad & Sport) and scrambling. Although we are based in Worcester, we run courses all over the UK. Whether you are a novice or
experienced, we can help you to improve your skills and knowledge.

Our aim is to deliver quality, enjoyable courses at a price suited to everyone. By keeping our prices low, we hope to encourage more people to learn the necessary skills to experience the outdoors confidently and independently.
Ascential Instructor led courses/activities take place throughout the UK depending on the time of year and the skills you want to learn.
Our courses are run in a way that will excite, educate and inspire you along the way.
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Navigation & Hill skills

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This course is designed to build on your existing knowledge of Navigation in the UK mountains. Using contour only maps, maps of different scales, pacing and timings and a section of navigating at night.
Cost £45 per person.
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Advanced Navigation

November 12, 2016, 12:00pm - November 12, 2016, 2:00pm

This course is designed to build on your existing knowledge of Navigation in the UK mountains. Using contour only maps, maps of different scales, pacing and timings and a section of navigating at nigh...

After the weather forecast being completely wrong, we had another fantastic day climbing at Tremadog. ... See MoreSee Less

Great day climbing at Tremadog today. After a very wet start, the sun came out. ... See MoreSee Less

If anyone fancies joining us on Tuesday night, we will be giving a talk and demonstrations on climbing and mountaineering at All Things Wild Nature Centre.
All Things Wilderness - Climbing Experiences Evening
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All Things Wilderness - Climbing Experiences Evening

September 27, 2016, 6:30pm - September 27, 2016, 2:00pm

We are proud to announce our new series of interactive workshops for adults, All Things Wilderness' continues on Tuesday 27th September! Join us for an evening with special guest from Ascential Climb...


Spent the weekend in Snowdonia with Ascential for the intro to outdoor climbing and had an awesome time. Weather on the Saturday was great and we managed a nice variety of routes on the Welsh slate. Tom and Craig were really professional and took the safety side really seriously (which was reassuring) but we still had loads of fun learning new skills and techniques.
Sunday the weather was horrendous but we managed a grade 1 scramble and decent hike, waterproofs got tested to the max but everything stayed dry thankfully. Again, the guys were really well organized and professional, everyone had a great time despite the weather making things a little more hairy than they might have been. All in all a fantastic weekend and I will definitely be going with these guys the next time they do something similar. If learning to climb outdoors or hiking with experienced climbers is something you want to do then I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. Nick - Snowdon weekend

It was a brilliant day, had some greats climbs and awesome company. Being a beginner i wasn’t sure what to expect but you guys made me feel quite comfortable and safe on the climbs. Plus i feel like i learned so much about climbing and loved it really looking forward until next time.
Peter - Learn to climb outdoors

Bumped into these guys in Tintern Quarry at the end of August. Really friendly and knowledgeable. Helped us out of a jam, and gave some really helpful tips for our first time outdoor sport climbing. Thanks chaps! Andrew